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Helfrich River Outfitters, Inc.

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Address: 42091 McKenzie Hwy, Springfield, OR 97478-8601
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+1 800-507-9889


PROVIDING TOP QUALITY DRIFT BOAT FLY FISHING AND WHITEWATER RAFTING RIVER EXCURSIONS AROUND THE NORTHWEST SINCE 1925. We operate on the Middle Fork Salmon River and Main Salmon River in idaho along with the Wild & Scenic Rogue River, McKenzie River and Owyhee River in Oregon.Let us take care of your every need as you truly relax and enjoy yourself on one of the Pacific Northwest's premier rivers. From a one-day trip to a six-day excursion, you can fish, raft, hike, and explore on each of the all-inclusive trip we have to offer. Choose between the Middle Fork of the Salmon or the Main Salmon in the world renowned Idaho wilderness or the majestic Rogue River in the Oregon coastal range. Our specially designed driftboats provide comfort and maneuverability to give you the highest quality fly-fishing experience. Each guide is a highly trained boatman and fisherman and can offer professional instruction for all skill levels. Rafting can range from a relaxing first class ride on a lounging raft or the excitement of getting involved in a maneuverable paddle raft. You can also take on the waves yourself and take control of your own inflatable kayak. Meals are exquisitely prepared for you using Dutch oven and barbeque cooking techniques with top grade meats and fresh breads baked daily. As you spend your day fishing, rafting, hiking and sightseeing, we send a crew ahead to prepare camp for your arrival. Spacious tents complete with cots and pads will be waiting for you at the end of the day along with hot showers and family style dinning. This vacation is like none other. With your every need cared for, you will have much more quality time to spend with friends and family. We will customize your trip to fit your interests and provide activities for everyone.Our commitment to quality and service is unsurpassed. As a four generational family owned and operated company we are passionate about what we do. Since 1925 our family has carried on a strong tradition of excellent service and our commitment to safety.We would love for you to come and experience the river with our family. Your experience will be more than just a river trip; it will be a spectacular vacation with memories that will last you a lifetime!

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Middle Fork of the Salmon

My wife and I joined some lifelong friends this past summer (2016) on a 6 day fly fishing adventure with Helfrich Outfitters. The other reviews are spot on - it was an amazing... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Flagstaff, Arizona
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

My wife and I joined some lifelong friends this past summer (2016) on a 6 day fly fishing adventure with Helfrich Outfitters. The other reviews are spot on - it was an amazing trip from start to finish. Amazing fishing, food, river, guides and on and on - they do EVERTHING superbly. The Helfrich family and their crew could not... More 

Thank wrf1947
Flagstaff, Arizona
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

I started planning my fly fishing vacation several months before I went Sept 2016. I am a member of Sisters on the Fly and they had the Rogue River Trip with Helfrich Outfitters on their website. I am so glad I went!. I just got back and it was the vacation of my dreams. It was on my bucket list... More 

Thank Wanda Gail P
Fredericksburg, Texas
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Helfrich River Outfitters provides excellent guides, and meals - an overall incredible experience whether you consider yourself a fisherman or not. The guides are kind, helpful, knowledgeable, experienced - and they love what they do. We did the four day drift boat on the Rogue River in mid-September - right at the beginning of the Steelhead run - four days... More 

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Reviewed 6 August 2016

A big thank you to Ken, Kelsey and all of the Helfrich crew for a truly remarkable experience and a memory that will be forever treasured . It's difficult to know where to start. The culture the Helfrich family has created to provide the highest level of hospitality service is a model for any organization. They created an atmosphere in... More 

1 Thank Stanfan
Wartrace, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed 7 November 2015

What a civilized trip into an unclivized wilderness! The wild and beautiful scenery of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River was breath taking and the Helfrichs did all the work. This was camping at its best Tents and cots were comfortable and the crew took down and put up everyday as we moved on down the river. They feed... More 

Thank Alice R
Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed 21 July 2015

Our 2nd trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon with Helfrich Outfitters..6 days of stunningly beautiful wilderness. While the river is amazing, it is the entire Helfrich crew that makes this trip. We had a combination of drift boats and rafts, hikers and fishermen on our trip and all of the guides were so willing to make sure everyone... More 

Thank D H
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 9 November 2014

We have had the pleasure of going on 3 trips with Helfrich River Outfitters in 2014. I could not add anything to Beth F's comments about the Middle Fork trip except this is a 'bucket list" trip. This is an adventure you will dream about and talk about forever. We sometimes stop complete strangers and tell them about the trip!... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

The Helfrich family has putting on a magical river trip down to a tee! The guides were AMAZING! The entire staff was knowledgeable, kind, helpful, safe, experienced & delightful to spend time with! The Father/Daughter/son in-law team (Ken, Kelsey & Kidd) are just as personalbe as could be - making sure that you are made comfortable & happy with your... More 

Thank Beth F
Bend, Oregon
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

This was my 7th trip with Helfrich River Outfitters and like all my previous experiences they've always exceeded my expectations. They are a truly amazing family and a wonderful group of guides that cater to your every need. Our trip was organized by a great friend who was getting married riverside and wanted a unique experience to share with his... More 

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Alameda, New Mexico
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed a 4 day, 3 night trip on the Rogue last October. Things magically fell into place as the trip ensued: a 4-6 inch rainfall over the watershed 10 days prior to our trip ended a long, dry fall and raised the river flow while cooling down the river. The weather during our trip was perfect - foggy... More 

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